Friday, November 20, 2009
I remember when Amy Winehouse released Rehab. I'd sing along to this song in the wee hours of the morning after nursing my son. I found it difficult to get back to sleep after our nursing sessions and VH1 provided me with a great musical soundtrack to relax to. This version of Rehab is Amy singing along with an acoustic guitar for accompaniment. Her voice is a musical instrument and the pure, unadultarated beauty of her unique sound is undeniable.
I believe this song leveraged Amy's career because it is so raw, real and the simple truth. Even without knowing her story, it is clear that she truly has battled with addiction. And the emotions behind the words are what draws us all in.
Like Amy, I have an addiction. Thankfully it is not to illegal substances, or even alcohol, but I am addicted to food. Food and I have a funny relationship, I know the right foods to eat and am aware that I need exercise. At the beginning of the year I led the Modern Mom Challenge and not long after I participated in the EA SPORTS Active Challenge. I experienced good results but am not where I want to be.
Emotional eating that includes ice cream, cookies, and sweets keep me from passing the ten pound threshold. However, I am refusing to make any more excuses. No one is forcing me to go into rehab but I have decided to focus on my health. There are far too many things that I can prevent with exercise and good eating habits. I am not living for myself anymore, I have a family to consider.
So, today I started the EA SPORTS Active More Workouts 6 week Challenge. Once again I am joining ten other bloggers on this journey to fitness and weight loss. I have already been motivated and inspired by many of them and love having a support system during my journey. In addition to fitness, I will also change my eating and will be partnering with Jenny Craig to make that happen. Along the way I'll let you know how I am doing in my own "rehab" I think that when the New Year rolls around I may surprise you..........